Black Rocks Vandalised - Police Appeal for Information

© Derbyshire Police handout

Derbyshire Police are appealing for information following an act of vandalism at the popular climbing venue Black Rocks​, near Cromford in the Peak District. The culprits have defaced rock close to the High Peak Trail with graffiti consisting of obscenities, name tags and symbols using bright spray paint.

Graffiti at Black Rocks  © Derbyshire Police handout
Graffiti at Black Rocks
© Derbyshire Police handout

The vandalism is believed to have taken place on or around the 22nd of September and is the latest of multiple incidents involving defacement around the Peak District. Black Rocks has attracted similar cases of antisocial behaviour in the past, including an attack on climbers by a group of youths in July last year. (UKC News Report.)

Anyone with information is asked to contact PCSO Brian Pemberton on 101 or by sending a message online using the Contact Us section of To report a crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Read a BBC news report. 

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29 Sep, 2016
That isn't Quarry Buttress/Railway Slab, it is on top if the main crag, though not sure precisely where from looking at the top photo. The lower shot is above Sand Buttress. Chris
29 Sep, 2016
Thanks for clarifying, Chris.
29 Sep, 2016
I like how they've managed to get the quarry in the background of the pic.
30 Sep, 2016
Which is the bigger vandalism....?
30 Sep, 2016
Nobody seemed that bothered when something similar happened at Wharncliffe
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